Collings MT Engelmann Spruce and Maple A-Style With Satin Finish ID-8487
Collings MT Engelmann Spruce and Maple A-Style With Satin Finish
Hand-crafted in Austin, TX, Collings mandolins are built with finest seasoned spruce and eastern maple. With equal emphasis placed on tone, "fit and finish" and playability, they achieve a new benchmark of quality in mandolins. The Collings MT is their standard A-model with simplified appointments. The top is a wonderful fully carved Engelmann spruce with flamed maple back and sides as well as a Satin Finish. Engelmann is highly responsive without requiring a heavy pick attack. This tonewood is known for warm, lush, thick sounds with a smooth high end and punchy midrange. It doesn't need to be played hard to sound great, although it handles heavy playing quite well too.
To complete the package, this custom MT also features grained ivoroid bindings and nickel tuners with ivoroid buttons. The ivoroid bindings and bound ebony pickguard make for a very classy look, complimenting the satin finish perfectly. These additional features really make the MT stand out, with a very classy and traditional appearance.
Collings makes instruments with such superb tone and aesthetics. The craftmanship is top notch and comes out in the tone, playability, and feel of their great instrument. This mandolin is truly a great one to add to any players collection.
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Shipping Weight: 68
Top Wood: Engelmann Spruce
Back Wood: Maple
Nut Width: 1 1/8"
Scale: 13 7/8"
Inlays: MOP Dot Markers
Fretboard: 22 Fret Radiused Ebony
Nut Material: Bone
Tuners: Nickel Tuners with Black Buttons
Body Depth: 1 13/16"
Body Length: 12 7/8"
Case: Hardshell Case Included
Misc. 1: Satin Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish
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